Answered on Jan 08th, 2017 at 5:54 AM
You need to consult with an Elder Law attorney. I'm in New Jersey and don't know California law. However, most states has rules that prevent you from transferring a person's assets out of their name, and then asking for assistance with medical costs. In New Jersey there is a five year look back rule - anything transferred within five years of applying for Medicaid can make the applicant ineligible to receive benefits - in other words there is a penalty. You are going to want to proceed with caution.